At least 21 people are dead following a shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, according to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.The alleged shooter has been taken custody, local police said. Others remain hospitalized in facilities in Uvalde and San Antonio.
The alleged shooter, 18 year old Salvador Ramos, has been confirmed to be deceased, local police said. Others remain hospitalized in facilities in Uvalde and San Antonio.
“The shooter was Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old male who resided in Uvalde. It’s believed that he entered into the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde with a handgun, and he may have also had a rifle, but that is not confirmed according to my most recent report. He shot and killed, horrifically, incomprehensibly, 14 students and killed a teacher. [the shooter], he himself, is deceased, and it’s believed that responding officers killed him.”
At least two victims, a 66-year-old adult and a child, also were taken to a San Antonio hospital, about 80 miles away. University Health officials said both patients are in critical condition.
All campuses were placed under lockdown due to the gunfire, and students and staff were reportedly safe in the building.
This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is received. Please check back for updates.